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to a foot of the wind-driven heavy snow. still snowing in long island. along new york city, they had up to six to seven inches of snow as well as much of new jersey. and now locally on our radar, we had just a few areas of some flurries, a little bit of sleet activity, some sprinkles. that's pretty much ended, just getting a sprinkle here, northeastern maryland. south of salisbury getting a few flurries now, and temperatures are above freezing thankfully. but it is cold. upper 30s, wind gusting to around 15 miles an hour will increase during the afternoon, gusting 25 to 30 as we climb into the low 50s and we'll get some sunshine back during the afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes. first 4 traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. still watching on the accident as you travel northbound fairfax county parkway approaching the dulles toll road. this is closer to sunrise valley drive. the northbound lanes are blocked by a three-vehicle crash in that area. still seeing delays grow as you travel northbound on fairfax county parkway. i would skip it, avoid it and take reston parkw
and running as normal. >>> the new york city marathon will take place on sunday. the new york road runners announced they will be donating $1 million as part of the campaign to help victims of sandy. con on versy surrounding the race. some felt it was trivial or too much of a burden on police to hold the marathon. but new york road runners say running the race shows the city's resilience. >> if the decision made the decision to cancel this race, there would have been at least as great of con vo tro versy, because this has always been known as the greatest day in the life of the city. >> nearly 47,000 runners participated in last year's marathon, the organization says they are expected up to 20% fewer runners in this race because of sandy. people are still undecided about whether or not the road runners should continue with the race. a lot of people backing out. a lot of people from our area. >> the police department and mayor says this will not impact the police department and other agencies have to do with the rest of the city as a result the storm that's come through. at the same time, t
with talk on rails. >>> amtrak getting back up to speed between d.c. and new york city. amtrak's president hopes it will be able to resume service between new york and boston later today as well. rail system in talks to borrow trains from canada to provide more service to hard-hit parts of new jersey and new york. >>> in dominion, virginia, they have restored power to all those who lost electricity during sandy. but pg & e is still working to get the lights back on. 400 customers still without power right now. >>> dominion power virginia will help with sandy relief efforts elsewhere. 1,500 workers sent to new jersey to help get power back on for hundreds of thousands still in the dark. meagan mcgrath live at national harbor, where crews are prepping for their big mission. meagan, good morning. >> we're here in the parking lot of the gaylord hotel. the staging area here. you can see the power trucks behind me here. they are sending 1,500 crews to new jersey to help out with the power situation there. some are leaving today. right now, inside the hotel catching some sleep before they begin t
of nation's busiest commuter train systems, suspended all of its service. new york city police urged resints to leave low lying neighborhoods. a lot of people, though, are staying behind because they're worried about looting. >> the snow is only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas in 11 days because of sandy. the ripping winds, pounding surf and wet rain stunned people in oyster bay. that community is just one of many the on long island where power outages persist. some wonder if power will be restoer restored by thanksgiving. >> it's unbelievable to go from a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in the snow in a week, same ten days. it's pretty unbelievable. >> utility companies are working around the clock to try to restore power and get the heat turned on as quickly as possible. >>> traveling by airplane is not easy as well there. are a new round of flight delays and cancellations. >> airlines cancelled at least 1,300 flights out of the new york area. megan, how bad is it? >> reporter: well, we're seeing about six cancellations right now up on the board. we're se
tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would boost the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now, though, the race that brings 40,000 runners to the street is off. much of the marathon would have gone through some of the hardest hit areas and the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. >> relief could be on the way for the gas shortage. the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. people in new york and new jersey are having major problems getting gas. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to long lines that stretch for miles to get a few stations -- get to a few station thas are open. dominion power crews from our area are in new jersey this morning. while the power could be back on for people in manhattan by the end of today in parts of new jersey restoring power is taking a bit longer. news 4's jim rosenthal reports from essex falls, new je
back to normal. new york city schools set to open today. the subway is running at about 80% of its normal service. gas lines still on. new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie have promised an end to the crisis this week. fema approved $158 million in individual disaster assistance. so far sandy has claimed 113 lives in this country. utility companies are still working to restore power to almost 2 million people. >>> even though the new york city marathon was cancelled ultimately, more than 1,000 participants decided to make a run to help those in need. runners delivered water, toilet paper, garbage bags, batteries, and ready to eat meals to victims of hurricane sandy. >> i'm glad that the run was cancelled and they were able to just lend a hand to folks in need. >> in new york, walmart and pepsi donated 11 tractor-trailers packed with things like clothes, food, and cleaning supplies. beer companies donating water. >>> amtrak service will be limited today between new york, washington, and boston because crews are still repairing the damage caused by san
trenton to new york city. they were able to get that one up. three of four train lines down as a result of power failure here. and once again, lines for gas are so long right now, personally, i had to wait 2 1/2 hours to get two miles yesterday to the lincoln tunnel, because you need to have four people in your car to get through the lincoln tunnel from jersey to manhattan, once again, live in newark at penn station. i'm harry chickma. >> new york city, newark, big destinations for amtrak. is amtrak able to run through penn station into new york yet? >> reporter: right now, we have not confirmed that. only dealing with the new jersey transit lines. i haven't heard anything about amtrak. not a good sign. needless to say, the city still is in turmoil with so much work to do, and the fact we have the northeast corridor train, a major improve, but commuters very disappointed. want to get back on the trains, back to work. no word on amtrak, but only one new jersey transit rail running this morning, back to you. >> harry chickma, back to you. >>> the coast guard has called off the search for
a new york city police helicopter showing crews rescuing people from flooded homes. rescuers found 14 people alive. three others were dead. an off duty new york city police officer is among dead. he died while helping his seven family members to safety inside his flooded home. police say many of the people in that area tried to ride out the storm despite evacuation orders. >>> a developing situation in new jersey now. the coast guard believes a diesel spill has been contained after being brought on by hurricane sandy. storm damage sent more than 300,000 gallons of fuel into the water, separating new jersey from staten island. that water also leads to the atlantic. the diesel came from an oil tank facility in new jersey. 200 workers were brought on the scene to help contain the spill by putting boons in the water. >>> a candidate for west virginia state house is one of five people killed when a massive snowstorm from sandy swept over that state. 60-year-old john rose was killed by a falling tree as more than three feet of snow dumped on that state. the republican was running for a seat
. this is video from a new york city police helicopter showing crews rescuing people from flooded homes tuesday. rescuers found 14 people alive. three others were dead. a couple is also missing, but police say their car is gone, leading them to believe the two drove out. many people in that area tried to ride out the storm despite evacuation orders. >>> today, new york governor andrew cuomo declared a transportation emergency. here's why. subway tunnels are completely flooded out there. the army corps of engineers now bringing in pumping devices to get that water out. the company that runs the subway and bus system in new york city waived fees for today and tomorrow. however, not all subway lines are running because some stations and tunnels remain flooded. other stations are out of service because of lingering power outages. >>> we're getting a better look at the dangerous conditions when hurricane sandy hit. take a look at this dramatic video from firefighters. you can see the homes there engulfed in flames. firefighters had strong winds and the threat of rising water prevented them from batt
. there are some signs of progress. the staten island ferry and 80% of the new york city subway system are up and running, and the u.s. department of agriculture is sending more than 1 million pounds of food to new york. >>> the world trade center memorial is reopening today. parts of the world trade center and a private entrance room for victims' families were ge damag by a four foot wall of water from sandy. a memorial spokesperson says the water has been pumped out and the damage has been fixed. >>> it is not going to be an easy day for voters, and election officials in new york city with so many areas without power, but officials are doing what they can. in at least one new jersey county, ballots were delivered to emergency shelters. governor cuomo signed an executive order that allows voters to cast emergency ballots at any open polling location. >>> voting rights advocates say robocalls are incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the phone. and live callers making calls primarily to black ovoters. if you see a problem at the polls, we want to hear from you. call the tip li
shortly after sandy ravaged new york city and crews were responding to thousands of calls. kerr apparently wasn't even home at the time. he was in albany. >>> no major concern about rhett roadways around our area. 41 degrees to get things started. tom kierein is here with our forecast. >> all i've got to say is whew, what a good thing it missed us. it's still spinning just south of nantucket. it's kind of slowing down and stalling out. actually, just in the last couple radar updates, looks like it may be drifting a little to the northwest. it has been pounding new jersey, new york, most of new england with heavy snow. many locations in connecticut have had ten, 11, 12 inches of snow, wind-driven with 60-mile-an-hour winds, and now thankfully the snow has ended. eastern long island and up into new england, they're still getting bands of heavy snow, that stretches all the way up into maine and eastern canada. this storm system is looking like a hurricane spinning away here. here's nantucket. it's just south of nantucket in martha's vineyard. there's cape cod. it does look like it may be tryi
and that was the ferry. the line spanned for nearly half a mile as people were trying to get into new york city to work. no doubt about it, hoboken is struggling, but they are making progress. and one other sign of good news, yesterday when we did our show, there was three feet of flooding on one street and now that flooding is gone, so it is receding slowly but surely. we are live in hoboken. back to you. >> i know the focus has been on the rescue effort here, but i've got to wonder if the leaders there in hoboken anticipated on any level that they would have flooding of this sort before they had to rescue so many people. >> reporter: very good question. well, i spoke with the mayor in an exclusive interview here on nbc yesterday, and she was kind of trying to explain exactly what precautions they were trying to take, but unfortunately, no one has ever seen a storm like this before in this area of new jersey and new york city. so while many people did evacuate and the mayor and the governor did call for evacuation, people just weren't expecting it, and that's really the problem. the whole infrastructu
tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would be a boost for the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now though the race that brings 40,000 runners through some of the most damaged parts of the city is off. the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. countless drivers meanwhile have had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tanks. new jersey's governor chris christie has ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. meantime, the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to lines that stretch for miles to get to the few stations that are open. >>> stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact and remember to help the storm victims you can go to red cross.org or call 1-800-help now and also text the word red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donatio
for vote erds and election officials in new york city with so many areas still without power because of sandy. officials are doing what they can, and at least one new jersey county, ballots were delivered to emergency shelters. governor andrew cuomo signed an executive order that allows voters to cast provisional ballots at any open polling location. >>> the world trade center memorial is reopening today. the visitors center and a private entrance room for victims' families were damaged by water from sandy. some areas are still under constructi construction. a memorial spokesperson says the water has been pumped out and the damage is fixed. >>> eight days after sandy devastated seaside communities in new jersey, one of them is asking residents to leave their homes again because of the upcoming nor'easter. brick, new jersey, issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in low lying areas. the community will get more than an inch of rain and wind gusts as strong as 55 miles per hour. about 75,000 people live there. as of last night, utility companies were still working to restore
in new york city and long island, a new system of rationing will start this morning. drivers will be able to buy gas on alternate days according to license plate numbers. the odd-even fueling system is similar to the one being enforced in new jersey. >>> plans are under way for a huge concert in new york city to help those affected by hurricane sandy. the event at madison square garden is dubbed 12-12-12 because it falls on september 12th this year. it's being used by the same company who does the 9/11 benefit. that same company had big names like paul mccartney, jay-z. >>> meanwhile, people around washington are working to help victims of hurricane sandy as well. st. paul apostle in silver spring is just one of many places collecting clothes, food, cleaning supplies, and money for storm victims. today all of the donations will be packed up on a truck to be taken to new jersey this weekend. >>> metro taking advantage of the long veterans day weekend to get work done on three lines. on the orange line, buses will replace trains between east falls church and clarendon. same thing between gr
of what it was like in new york city just as sandy made land fall. the port authority just released this surveillance video of water gushing into the some of the busiest subway stations. the water sent 20 foot waves slamming into manhattan, seriously damaging the city's 8 100-year-old subway. >>> you are just one day away from being able to cruise by traffic. the express lanes open tomorrow. they'll run between springfield and the dulles toll road. here's the promise. you'll be able to go at least 45 miles per hour even at rush hour, and that is thanks to varying tolls that change based on congestion and could cost as much as $1 a mile. you'll need an ez pass to ride the lanes, and you can avoid the toll by getting an ez pass flex and car pooling with three or more people. the lane is open to one special driver today. santa will ride the lanes in a tesla roadster convertible on his way to his workshop at tyson's corner. >>> soon you'll be able to find out about delays on metro as you are entering the station. the transit agency is installing flat screen displays at the entrances to
to normal for new yorkers. new york city schools set to reopen today. the subway running at 80% of its normal service. gas lines are still long. both new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie have promiseded an end to the shortage this week. later this week, president obama will meet with fema to discuss the disaster relief effort. fema approved nearly $158 million of individual disaster assistance. sandly has claimed 113 lives. they're working to restore power to more than 2 million people. >>> amtrak telling passengers make your reservations by phone or online to avoid sold out trains and long lines at ticket counters. >>> air travel is almost back to normal as well. most airlines say they should be running at regular service today. hurricane sandy affected thousands of flights throughout the world. some airlines say they're continuing to waive rebooking fees for passengers going through new york's airport. >>> and new yorkers living near that crane dangling from the luxury high rise, they're being allowed to return home. the tower crane on west 57th stree
in new york city since sandy. this morning new york city subway system is running at about 80% of its normal service. new jersey's transit agency says it's still several weeks away from full restoration, but it's running emergency bus service today. and if you are heading north, amtrak service will be limited today between washington, new york, and boston. that's because crews are still repairing the damage caused by sandy. amtrak is telling passengers to make reservations by phone or online to avoid sold out trains and long lines at ticket counters. >>> today montgomery county council president will discuss pepco's response to hurricane sandy. roger verlander will meet with members of the media today at the county building in rockville. thousands lost electricity in the county as trees knocked over power lines after the storm. pepco is receiving generally high praise for its response to sandy, restoring power to everybody only a few days after the storm. >>> 6:06 is your time. 40 degrees. ahead, a tough one for the redskins and something you don't expect to hear from a head coach hal
lines in new york city and long island, gas rationing starts this morning. they'll be able to buy gas on alternate days according to their license numbers. the odd and even system is similar to one being imposed by new jersey. >>> voters in new jersey have until 8:00 tonight to e-mail or fax their ballots. voters eligible for the extension have to request the ballots by 5:00 p.m. tuesday. the state extended the deadline for returning those ballots to make sure all requests could be verified and votes could be counted. >>> plans are under way for a huge concert in new york city to help those affected by hurricane sandy. the event at madison square garden is dubbed 12-12-12 because it falls on december 12th of this year. it's being produced by the same company who did the city's 9/11 benefit. that concert included big names like paul mccartney, jay-z, and elton john. benefits will go to the robin hood relief fund, which will help victims in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. >>> st. andrew apostle catholic church in silver spring is just one of the many churches and schools collecti
flights without penalty. they're anticipating bad weather coming their way. the parks in new york city closing at noon today as a result of the expectation today. everybody getting ready again. >>> speaking of getting ready, we are getting ready for changes in our forecast. 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with snow on the way, tom. >> we've got a coastal storm that's been developing since yesterday evening. now just off the atlantic seaboard, and it's swinging our way initially. it's rain. eventually going to draw in cold air. right now getting rain east of washington through southern maryland and south of washington. just a little to the west of i-95 and from fredericksburg south, a little more moderate rain. it's chilly. we're only in the 30s to around 40 degrees. chilly light rain off and on until around noontime. changes the rain to wet snow accumulating on grassy areas during the afternoon into this evening. i'll show you how much i think we may get. >>> early morning commute still looks pretty good. bw parkway i-95 from the b
moments while trapped at niagara falls. >>> how a virginia city is benefiting today from new york's canceled marathon. >>> tell us what you're going to be doing this weekend with all the great weather we're expecting. we're logged on on facebook and twitter and throughout the show. just search news 4 today. >>> a woman is recovering this morning after falling into a river near niagara falls. she was walking along the niagara gorge when she slipped and fell into the fast moving waters. rescuers found her clinging to rocks and air lifted her to safety. doctors say other than a case of hypothermia she is expected to make a full recovery. >>> with sandy's impact still lingering president obama plans to tour hard hit new york next week. the white house says the president will meet with families affected by the storm on thursday along with local lawmakers and first responders. sandy is estimated to have caused $33 billion in damage in new york state alone. it also killed more than 100 people and left millions in the dark. the president has visited the new jersey coast to view recovery e
york city and new jersey, so many areas are still without power because of sandy, but the board of elections are doing what they can. in at least one new jersey county, ballots were delivered to emergency shelters. governor andrew cuomo signed an executive order that allows voters to cast ballots at any open polling location. >>> this morning more than 1 million people remained without power. most of the outages are in new york and new jersey. so far sandy claimed at least 106 lives. right now more than 10,000 people are still living in shelters across seven states. many residents in their homes are living without heat. >> we just need power back. that's all. >> eight days with no power, no heat, no water. it's just a daily need we don't have. >> terrible. the gas shortage is still a problem as well. but there are some signs of progress. more gas stations are open and fuel is being shipped in. the staten island ferry and 80% of the subway system are up and running, and the u.s. department of agriculture is sending more than 1 million pounds of food to new york. >> we've been pay
into new jersey, and around the new york city area. and then that storm system then deepens more and moves on up toward eastern new england, and we here will dry out. this is a thursday morning at 5:00. we ought to have the cloud cover breaking up. we'll get some sunshine back tomorrow. i'll have all the details on that. we'll take a look at the seven day outlook. that will be coming up here in another ten minutes. for the day today, hour by hour. you'll need an umbrella this morning. a chilly light rain by 6:00 a.m., upper 30s. by noontime, the low 40s. winds will begin to pick up too. they'll start gusting around 20 to 25 miles an hour. we're going to change over to wet snow, maybe 1:00, 2:00, all the way to this evening. some of the wet snow accumulating on grassy areas. i'll show you my snow total map in about ten minutes. now let's have a look at traffic. danella is here with first 4 traffic this wednesday morning. good morning. >> good morning, tom. >>> checking the roadways. if you're traveling along 66, things look good outside the beltway. i'll take a live look as you make your wa
. >>> and incredible video shows what it was like in new york city just as sandy made landfall. the new york port authority just released this surveillance video of water gushing into the busiest subway stations. the storm sent 20-foot waves slamming into manhattan, seriously damaging the city's 100-year-old subway system. >>> the military is looking into what caused one of the most advanced fighter jets to go down on an air force base. the f-22 crashed yesterday on tindal air force base while returning from a training mission. the air force stopped flying the f-22 for several months after some pilots complained about becoming dizzy at the controls. they blamed the problem on a shortage of oxygen delivered to pilots. the air force was starting to lift flight restrictions on the f-22. >>> today congressional leaders head to the white house to begin talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama and democrats insist that any plan to lift the deficit include tax increases on the wealthy. republicans say they'll accept new tax revenue but not higher tax rates. both sides must reach a deal
barely been able to start the cleanup efforts. new york city has approved four more federal aid. the city approved for more federal aid. expanding coverage to public buildings and utilities and parks. meantime, more than a million people in new jersey do not have power. could be until wednesday before the lights are back on there. the storm is now blamed for at least 111 deaths in the u.s. >>> stay with news 4 and nbcwashington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact. and, remember, help storm victims by going to redacross.org. calling 1-800-help now or text red cross to 90999 to make a $10 on donation. >>> hundreds making their way to the national mall to gather for the fourth annual breathe deep d.c. 5k walk. >> joining us live is sarah sidranski. a breathe deep d.c. committee member who will be walking this morning. >> good morning. i'm glad to be here. we have great weather, great turnout. >> sarah, a lot of people out there have a personal connection to lung cancer. tell us how you got involved and why? >> my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer, and she passed on august 2011. l
if that was the actual cause. >>> it's a sign of recovery for new york city after sandy battered the big apple. last night the statue of liberty was lit for the first time since the storm. the landmark was damaged during the storm. it had just reopened after about a year of renovation but there is still no word on when it will be open to the public. >>> right now a record 18,000 people are taking part in the annual anthem richmond marathon and the city can thank new york for the record turnout. organizers of the race say just minutes after last weekend's new york city's marathon was canceled because of superstorm sandy hundreds of new runners signed up. there are also marathons today in ohio, indiana, and florida that are attracting runners expecting to race last weekend in the big apple and i guess with all that training you want to credit the youth. >>> a man is punished for taking his crush on madonna a little too far. >> and the plunge at niagara falls that brought out rescuers to save a woman in distress. >>> forget the butter ball. there are other stars this thanksgiving. the new characters in
by saturday. >>> in an effort to slow long gas lines in new york city and long island, a new system of gas rationing starts this morning. drivers will be able to buy gas on alternate days according to their license plate numbers. the odd/even fueling system is similar to the one being enforced right now in new jersey. >>> a tennessee teenager survived three days injured in a ravine with nothing to eat or drink but rainwater. 19-year-old tyler campbell was driving near huntsville, alabama, sat night when he fell asleep and drove off the road. his truck ended up at the bottom of a 30-foot ravine. he managed to crawl out but couldn't make it up to the road. his family spent three days looking for him. finally on tuesday he was able to make it back to the highway where a driver saw him and called for help. >> he said, i was praying to god to take my life. he said, i went as far as i could go. and he said, god told me i wasn't done yet. it's incredible. i knew he was tough. i didn't know he was that tough. >> tough indeed. tyler drank rainwater from a broken headline. he was treated for a broke
to tart cleanup efforts. fema approved more assistance in the new york city area, expanding coverage to roads, water facilities, public you the tileities and parks. more than a million people in new jersey don't have power, it could be until wednesday before the lights are back on. the storm is blamed for 111 deaths in the u.s. >>> for so many people the devastation is too much to bear, people in hard-hit areas are getting the help they need. those who can help are chipping in as best they can. jim rosenfield in the disaster zone. >> the stuff that once made up a home, now in a heap. all along cedar grove avenue in newdorph beach, kelly ackerman and her husband have been waiting outside their home. you have been sitting on the stoop how long? >> 2 ha1/2 hours. waiting for fema. >> i'm happy i survived. i'm grateful to be alive. >> reporter: after his sudden plunge into the storm surge. >> i was in the water for 2 1/2 hours. >> reporter: because? >> the current kept taking me back that way. up by newdorph, it was shallow, but the current was strong and it was dark so i con grab anythi
ge daed. some of the 200 people evacuated have now returned to our homes. >>> lawmakers in new york city will vote today on a $500 million worth of repairs to the city following super storm sandy. the money will go to installing electrical systems. mayor michael bloomberg says the city has already spent more than $130 million worth of storm repair and relief. they will keep it in place for now as it helps cut down on massive lines. >>> sandy has cut down on things already. the storm destroyed more than 3,000 trees. the owner has already refunded more than 70% of its orders, costing him around $40,000. >>> parts of italy under water after heavy rain swept through that region. look at this. hundreds of people were forced to leave their homes in tuscany. roads virtually impassable with crews having to save one person by helicopter. same rain put 70% of venice under water on sunday. this morning rescue crews will try again to rescue two snowboarders stranded on mt. rainier. the two men called for help on sunday when they got lost in a storm. yesterday crews spotted them, but it was gett
on sunday because of heavy rain. >>> workers in new york city will vote on $500 million worth of repairs to the city falling superstorm sandy. the money would go to installing new electrical systems and repairing roofs in schools across the city. mayor michael bloomberg says the city has already spent $130 million in storm relief. they'll keep gas rationing in place for now as it's helped cut down on massive lines. there are still 19,000 people without power, making it two weeks since the storm hit in the northeast. >>> sandy has caused plenty of problems already, and now it's ruining christmas for some people. the christmas tree farm in maryland says the storm killed more than 3,000 trees. they've already refunded more than 70% of their orders, including trees for the botanical garden and fairfax square. the cancellations have cost the company $40,000. that's too bad. >> pretty rough for the industry. no shortage of plastic trees, though? >> you like those? >> aeeasy in my world. prelit too. >> you like the prelit. and people do say it actually saves the environment. saves trees. >> don
an amazing season. >>> rockefeller center in new york city will soon look like christmas. >> an 80 foot tall norway spruce set to take its place. crews will remove the tree today. they cut it down yesterday in mt. olive, new jersey. that's a storm still recovering from superstorm sandy. the tree's owner said he was a little nervous that sandy had damaged the tree. but crews bundled it up with no problems. the 80th annual tree lighting ceremony scheduled to happen in two weeks. >> they draw a big crowd at rockefeller plaza. >> 'tis the season. >> i've got to get ready. >>> coming up, what u.s. leaders are saying about the top commander in afghanistan and his role in the petraeus scandal. >>> looking at the stories making headlines, right now at 5:29, the mistress of david petraeus spotted in the district after the scandal grows this morning. >>> and the spotlight on capitol hill this morning as a new report shows a pharmacy at the center of the meningitis outbreak should have been shut down a decade ago. >>> and drivers will now know how much it will cost to use the dulles toll road. good mor
them coming down the streets new york city, you get a sense of how much bigger they are. >> i'll be interesting to see about local bands. it seems like someone from the area always ends up performing there. >> my high school band went the year after i garage waraduated. >> is that after you left the band zp. >> i like to think that i built the foundation. >> we should mention that the ceremony tomorrow at the navy memorial will be tomorrow, not today. there's a lot of stuff going on today. >> the wreath laying at the tomb of the unknown soldier. a lot of folks going down to mount vernon. good weather for that. really going to be very good weather for anything and everything you'd like to do outside today. so go ahead and like i always say, make your outdoor plans without fear or hesitation on your sunday. as we have sunshine out there now and we get to keep it. all the way up until almost 5:00 this afternoon when the sun goes right back down again. these short days. you hate to waste it on a day like today. that's for sure. would be nice to have an extra hour or two of sunshin
to be injured. >>> sandy's impact have crewed clearing out damaged areas. the city of new york plans to demolish dozens of homes damaged by the superstorm. crews will bulldoze 200 moemz on staten island and queens and brookl. crews expected to clear out another 200 homes that were either burned down or washed away when sandy came ashore. the buildings department will still meet to inspect 500 homes and businesses. those could also be put on a teardown list. no word whether homeowners will be able to rebuild in the disaster zone. many were built 50 years ago. >>> police are trying to figure out why a woman drove into a convenience store in prince georges county. she crashed into the front window of 7-eleven. nobody inside was hurt. it will take a while to clean up. >> it was an accident. you know, i can't be upset because this happened. you never know what's going to happen. >> and the owner says the store is open for business while they make the repairs. the woman in the car was not seriously hurt. >>> arlington county made the first step toward approving plans for a new controversial homeless s
. >>> sandy's impact has crews clearing out damaged areas, the city of new york plans to demolish dozens of home badly damaged by the superstorm. crews will bulldoze 200 homes on staten island on queens and brooklyn. crews already expected to clear out homes that were burned or washed away. 500 homes and businesses need to be inspected. those could also be torn down. >>> this morning, investigators are still trying to figure out why a woman drove into a convenience store in prince on georges county. the woman crashed into the front window at a 7-eleven yesterday afternoon. the storm badly damaged. nobody inside was hurt. the owner says it will take a while to clean it up. >> it was an accident. you know, i cannot be upset this happened. never know what is going to happ happen. >> the owner says the store is open for business while they make repairs. the woman in the car was not seriously injured. >>> arlington county made the first steps for approving a new homeless shelter. the board unanimously voted on buying a $27 million on north 14th street. it will include office space and a year-
. >>> a dramatic look at what it was like in new york's subway system right as hurricane sandy hit. the new york port authority just released this video. you can see water quickly flooding the subway stations in the city. the rain as well as a record storm surge sent water gushing into manhattan's subway stations. many more than a century old. >> let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein. 6:21. time for weather and traffic on the ones. >> good morning. >>> storm team 4 radar showing an area of weak low pressure bringing rain as far north as our eastern suburbs from parts of prince george's county, anne arundel, calvert, st. mary, eastern shore. these sprinkles heading off to north and east. it's chilly there where they are getting the sprinkles. it's only been less than a tenth of an inch. farther north near 40 along the beltway. much farther west, shenandoah valley into the mountains, many locations there in the 20s. it's cleared out there. later today, ought to get sun breaking out noontime. here's the storm team 4 four-day forecast. afternoon temperatures climbing to mid-50s and partly cl
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